Saturday, June 7, 2008

Doll Quilt

I finished the doll quilt that I was making for my niece's little girl.  I hand pieced the flowers, appliqued them to the muslin and hand quilted around them.  Then, I kind of cheated and just folded the backing forward for the binding.  I don't usually do that, but wanted to get this finished faster (I guess).  Anyway, it's done and I think it's pretty cute!  I wouldn't mind keeping it, but I won't.
This morning I got up kind of early for a Saturday because I wanted to do a little yard work before it gets too hot.  When I was in front of my house, I heard some cheeping and I followed the sound.  It was coming from the hanging basket in front of my house!  I went to grab my camera and I did see the mama bird land on the basket and go inside.  The cheeping stopped!  I tried to get a picture of the nest, but it didn't work.  Maybe I will get a step stool later...Then, as I went past my front door (inside), I looked out again to see if I could see the mama bird - it's a house wren, I think.  I saw a huge bird standing in the street.  I grabbed my camera again and went out.  He was still there, so I sat down on my steps leading down to the sidewalk and waited.  I saw why he was there - a dead baby raccoon.  Slowly, he made his way over to the raccoon and starting doing what vultures do - I will spare you those details.  I looked in my bird book again and he is a black vulture.  That's pretty much excitement for one morning!
Hope you have a good weekend!  I'm hoping to get some cleaning and projects accomplished.

6 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

That doll quilt is just adorable! What a cute idea. And at least you just had an icky vulture -- one day last year we had a huge turkey buzzard land in our street -- Uhhhhgly!!!!

Catherine said...

That doll's quilt is adorable -- I'd want to keep it too! As to the vulture -- well, that's nature!

Dandelion Quilts said...

I love the doll quilt. Great fabric choices. It is precious.

Christine said...

Your doll quilt is gorgeous. I love the 1930's fabrics. Also like the pink quilt in your banner ... lovely. Happy stitching.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Yikes! Dead racoon and kind of a scary looking bird actually. Look at those feet!!!

Nice quilt.

Dawn said...

Hand pieced and hand quilted---it so absolutely breath-taking!